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Are table games forever?
Once a table game such as blackjack, craps, roulette or baccarat establishes itself as a player favorite, it is usually going to be a part of casinos for a long time, with no end in sight.  read more

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New sportsbook coming to del Lago Resort & Casino

The New York casino hopes it will be able to start accepting sports betting wagers as soon as this summer in the brand-new DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago. Construction is underway on the more than 6,000-square-foot venue, which will seat nearly 200 people.  read more
New sportsbook coming to del Lago Resort & Casino



Borgata Casino's new sports wagering platform

The Atlantic City resort announced the introduction of its new digital sports betting platform, Borgata Sports.  read more

ESPN and Caesars collaborate for sports betting content

The deal includes building a new ESPN-branded studio at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where sports betting-themed content will be created.  read more

SportsGrid and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment sign deal

The multiyear agreement will see SportsGrid produce live sports wagering programming from the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey.  read more



Blue Chip Casino guest wins $330,000

The Indiana resident was playing Party Spin from Scientific Games on 13 May when a $330,551 jackpot was hit on a $5 bet.  read more

$125,000 jackpot at Sam's Town Shreveport

A local resident turned a $3 bet at the Louisiana casino into a $125,782.73 payday on IGT's Triple Double Strike progressive slot.  read more

Aquarius Casino Resort's TournEvent Champions series

The Nevada casino will give one guest the chance to win $1 million in the slot series promotion.  read more

Foxwoods Casino reports April slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported a slot revenue of $36.2 million for April, down 12.1% compared to April 2018.  read more



WSOP First Fifty Honors and Dinner date set

The World Series of Poker will host the dinner, Honors and a VIP poker event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during the 50th World Series of Poker on 29 June.  read more



June promotions at IP Casino Resort and Spa

The Biloxi resort will offer players several promotions in June, including a chance to win a share of $280,000.  read more

Gaming Board renews license for Parx Casino

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino Operator's license of Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, which operates the casino in Bucks County.  read more

Opposition toward Catawba Indian Nation casino

Thirty-eight of the 50 members of the North Carolina Senate have signed a letter to the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee expressing opposition to authorizing an off-reservation casino.  read more

Pennsylvania table games revenue increased in April

The state's table games revenue for April 2019 was $77,448,426, a 3.7% increase compared to April of last year, when revenue was $74,667,615.  read more



Rivers Casino Schenectady to host George Lopez

On 24 August, the film and comedy star will bring his stand-up show to the New York resort's Event Center.  read more

Janet Jackson launches new Las Vegas residency

The music icon has introduced her headlining Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at Park Theater at Park MGM.  read more

Boardwalk Block Party returns to Tropicana

The Atlantic City resort will host the 2019 Boardwalk Block Party on 25 May to mark the unofficial start of summer.  read more

Michael McDonald to perform at The Venetian

McDonald will be at The Venetian Theater at the Las Vegas Strip resort on 11 and 12 October.  read more

The STRAT to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

The Las Vegas Strip resort will host a weekend-long celebration with two poolside parties and the opening of 108 Drinks from 24 to 27 May.  read more

Stoney LaRue to be at Cherokee Casino

The West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma resort will host a free show by Stoney LaRue on 21 June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
MGM Resorts has been in talks with Wynn Resorts about a potential purchase of the $2.6 billion resort Encore Boston Harbor, which is set to open 23 June. The potential deal was confirmed by the two companies last week.
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